*Calls for electoral reforms
The former Vice President of Nigeria, and the Presidential Candidate of the opposition People’s Democratic Party in the last general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has lamented that in over two decades of Nigeria’s democracy, its leaders have have failed to deliver enough dividends to the people.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in a Democracy Day message to Nigerians said was saddened that since 1999 till date, various levels of leadership have failed in their quest to deliver good governance.
He further asked the citizens to take seriously the process of recruiting leaders, as a critical evaluation of prospective leaders is always the serious business of voters.
The former Vice President went ahead to advocate that the reform of the electoral process be treated sacrosanct in order to throw up leaders that are true reflection of the will of the people.
In his words: ” to ensure the integrity of the electoral process, that votes are not only counted but that they do count, there is an urgent need to accelerate needed electoral reforms that will address the lapses in previous elections.”